Healthy Salad Dressings For Your Healthy Diet

Last week we talked about green salads and this week we talk about healthy dressings on the Healthy Diet Podcast.

Show notes:

  • Why ruin a good salad with high artificial and fat content salad dressings? Salad dressings should enhance the flavor of your salad, not cover it up.
  • KraftFoodIngredients.com likes to hide the real ingredients in their products. It’s a web site for food scientists and others in the food industry. Do you want your food from a scientist or a farmer?
  • Jean covers ingredients in most salad dressings such as, xanathan gum, high fructose corn syrup, phosphoric acid, propylene glycol, polysorbate, excitotoxins in natural flavoring and artificial colors.
  • Basic ingredients in healthy salad dressings – Liquid, seasonings, sweeteners such as honey, dates, or raisins.
  • Seasonings for salad dressings include sesame oil, ginger, Braggs Aminos, tahini, parsley, tomato, onion, paprika, basil, pepper, oregano
  • Bottled dressings we use – Annie’s, Drew’s. Annie’s contains xanathan gum that’s hard to get away from and they are expensive. It’s much cheaper to make your own.
  • Bottom line – With simple ingredients you can have yourself an inexpensive, healthy salad dressing.
  • Check out the salad dressings on our healthy recipes page.

Next week: Soy, is it good or bad?

Alan LeStourgeon

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